Get Your Chronic Vax Facts, Here!
All your vaccine questions, in one spot. Check out our special #ChronicVaxFacts package for the information you need right now.
Maybe you’ve heard? Beginning in early 2021, the vaccines for COVID-19 have been made available to people with pre-existing health conditions. That’s good news for many in the chronic community who have spent the better part of the last year living in fear and isolation, due to the disproportionately high risk of experiencing a severe reaction to the virus.
And yet… there are some rumors about these vaccines—especially how they might affect people living with autoimmune disorders, or those taking immunosuppressant medications. Could your condition or treatment plan cause an unexpected reaction to the COVID-19 shot? And if people living with rheumatoid arthritis, say, or multiple sclerosis were not included in the clinical trials, exactly how do doctors know these vaccines are safe for this population?
We hear your concerns, and we want to put your mind at ease (or let you know when worrying is warranted). In this special Chronic Vax Facts package, we’ve gathered the most pressing questions on the COVID-19 vaccines from HealthCentral’s Facebook community, and taken them straight to the experts for five common chronic conditions: diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease. You’ll find their answers to your condition-specific questions by clicking on the links on this page.
Then, we’re doubling back to Facebook, where we’ll hold live Q+A sessions between those living with these chronic conditions and the doctors who treats them, to make sure you have all the information you need to feel confident about the COVID-19 vaccines. Send us your questions, and we’ll get you some answers!